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NVIDIA has just announced that the Tegra 3 chip will support the Wi-Fi Alliance's upcoming wireless display technology, called Miracast. Miracast uses Wi-Fi Direct to wirelessly deliver HD content - including movies, images, and games -from mobile devices directly to supported devices, like HDTVs and set-top boxes.

For an example of what will be possible with Miracast, have a look at this:

The Miracast wireless display certification program should launch within the coming months, enabling display manufactures and other vendors to start incorporating the standard into future devices. We've reached out to NVIDIA to get a bit more information on whether or not the standard could be incorporated into Google TV devices and the like via a firmware upgrade, and will update when we hear something back.

Update: As expected, they can't really tell us anything about existing devices at this time:

We can’t comment on existing device compatibility.

In the meantime, you can find out more information about Miracast here or take a look at NVIDIA's whitepaper on the upcoming technology here.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • ericl5112

    Dear Google,

    Support this. I don't want a "tegra streamer" to go along with the Samsung Allshare streamer and the HTC Streamer. Give me one android mirroring platform. I would buy a Google TV or even a Nexus Q if they could do that.

  • the_mentor

    I wonder If the nexus 7 support this technology....

  • Alex Flynn

    If its just wifi direct theres no reason the rest of modern devices cant do this. Sick of all this Tegra 3 special bullshit. Its not even that good.

    • http://twitter.com/SecretServitude Lucidry

      100% agreed and it's already been proven with hacks that tegra is all hype. I'm really starting to dislike nvidia for this shit.

  • Paul Riley

    +1 on if Nexus 7 supports this!

  • Cali

    movies, images, yeh. But games `I don't think so'

  • http://www.facebook.com/rcmcdonald91 Christian McDonald

    Now fix the damn I/O issues that are haunting some tegra 3 devices!

  • http://twitter.com/Lammjr Lamm

    God.... I noticed sooo much lag on the screen, I doubt this is anywhere near usable for anything other than photos and videos.

  • TinmanTinman

    i think you guys should call Marvell [they make the Soc for new Google TV] . They have already shown off Miracast support at CES . So, if Google adds Miracast support to Android Google TV would get it as well.

    http://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=2421

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/07/airplay-for-all-miracast-promises-video-streaming-without-the-router/

  • smeddy

    Amazing tech (I've been wanting this for years). Uncomfortable actor tho!

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